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International Relations MA

University of Sussex

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  • Qualification

    MA - Master of Arts

  • Location

    University of Sussex

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Study the issues facing humanity and how these have been thrust into our everyday lives. You will learn to systematically reflect on these issues.

You will look at the exciting and troubling times we live in as a starting point. You will then critically examine the theory and the history of international relations. You will examine a wide range of issues relevant to students from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We host the specialised:

  • Centre for Advanced International Theory
  • Sussex Centre for Conflict and Security Research
  • Centre for Global Political Economy.

Our faculty also contributes to and/or leads School- and University-wide centres such as the Centre for Global Health Policy, the Sussex Rights and Justice Research Centre, and the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Studies.

You will learn from our multidisciplinary environment, interdisciplinary approach, cutting-edge research, international faculty, and distinctive programme of events.


This course is for you if you’re hoping to go on to postgraduate research, or a professional career in international relations or international affairs. We’ll help you identify study placements in these fields.

Graduate destinations

Recent Department of International Relations graduates have gone on to jobs including:

  • associate project officer, OSCE
  • deputy administrator, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • market research analyst, Qualifa.

Application deadline

01 September 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 18,975per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Sussex

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  • Campus address

    University of Sussex, Sussex House, Brighton, Brighton & Hove, BN1 9RH, England

The city of Brighton & Hove is world famous for its openness and inclusivity. The city is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Gatwick airport.
With world-leading development courses and highly regarded business programmes, Sussex has a reputation for expertise in sustainability and innovation.
A university with an international reputation, Sussex welcomes students to its friendly community of academics and students of over 150 nationalities.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    29th out of 84 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 217
    132 63%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    68.0 68%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.78 76%



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